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Cosmic Flashes in the Radio Sky

As part of the Hardesty Festival of Ideas, physics and astronomy professors Maura McLaughlin and Duncan Lorimer will tell the story of fast radio bursts, astronomical phenomena which the pair discovered over a decade ago. Maura McLaughlin and Duncan LorimerWhile scientists don't yet know what powers these bursts, this rapidly developing field promises many surprises and applications in the coming decade, and WVU researchers might play a major role in this endeavor. Due to limited seating at the WVU Planetarium, RSVPs are required for the free public presentations at 6 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This event is cosponsored by the Nath Lecture.

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